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Litscher did not finish at Kulhavy show in Nove Mesto, Markt 20th

Monday, August 15, 2011
Litscher had the best start, lead the field into the first turn and was in reach of the podium after the first lap but in the end, there was nothing left. Thomas Litscher had to quit the race due to technical problems and had to watch Jaroslav Kulhavy win the race from the outside. The Czech winner also secured the overall World Cup win at his home race in Nove Mesto.
Charly Markt, Litscher team mate at the FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC team, had more luck this day. Ranking 20th, he could further his good results from last weeks European Championships.
Also, the young and talented Simon Scheiber had a very good race. He crossed the finish line in 60th place, and overtook more than 30 riders on the way to his best Elite World Cup result ever.
The women had a bad day
“I just want to quickly shrug off that race” said Adelheid Morath after the race. She came in 30th and everybody could see how unhappy she was. After hard training throughout the week, she just “didn’t have the legs today”. Blaza Kiemencic did better coming into 16th place, but the Slovenian, who is ranked under top 10 in the UCI world ranking for the first time this week, could no longer continue her success after achieving 5th place at last weeks European Championships. Furthermore, Sabrina Enaux could not reach her full potential and ranked 21 in the French team.
UCI MTB World Cup Nove Mesto (CZE)
Men Elite
1 KULHAVY Jaroslav CZE 1:41:52
2 SCHURTER Nino SUI + 0:45
3 ABSALON Julien FRA + 0:54
20 MARKT, Karl AUT +  05:14
DNF Litscher, Thomas
UCI MTB World Cup Nove Mesto (CZE)
Women Elite
1 PENDREL Catharine CAN  1:45:23
2 BRESSET Julie FRA +00:59
3 KALENTIEVA Irina RUS +01:49
16 KLEMENCIC Blaza SLO +07:07
21 ENAUX Sabrina FRA + 08:20
30 MORATH Adelheid GER  + 11.15